Probate records of Hezekiah Swaine of Hampton, 1670

[Inventory of the estate of Hezekiah Swaine of Hampton, taken by Thomas Marston and Nathaniel Batchelder May 2, 1670; amount, £142.18.0; attested by William Swaine, administrator.]
[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol 2, p. 191.]

Hezekiah Swaine of hampton in ye County of [Norfolke lately]1 Deses [&] having mad no will, & levinge an [estate and also] some [debts] to bee payd: His Brother william [Swaine] mad administrator to ye estate may ye 6th 1670 & and 3 sisters Hanath, bethia and prudence Swaine [being heires to] the estat left for ye Devidinge of ye estate they agre [as followeth] if ye Court see Cause to Confirme it

yt ye land & Chatils as it is prised in ye inventory presented [to ye Court] shall bee Devided in five parts ye brother william [Swaine to have two] parts & ye sisters ech: of them one part wilam Swaine [to have] his two parts out of ye land & what remaine [ye sd william to] have & to bee acounteble to ye [three parts to bee] equily Devided amonge ye sisters, also what [debts is due to ye] estat to [bee] devided acordinge to thayer proportion [ye said william] two [parts & ye three] sisters an equill part one as much [as ye other] & also [all debts] Due to eney from ye estat to pay [according to that rule] & to this wee ye sd william Hanah bethia & pru[dence Swaine] doe freely & willingly agree to if ye Court see m[eet] & with ye Consent of our mother prudence Cox: as wittnes our

[William Swaine]
ye marke of [ffrancis Jenis]
ye marke of [Hana Swaine]
ye marke of [Bethia Swaine]

Nathanll weare
William [ffifeild]
this 4th of october 1670

[Approved Oct. 11, 1670.]
[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 2, p. 190.]

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